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 |  Mar 23 2012, 8:01 PM

James Glickenhaus captured our attention with his extravagant Ferrari P4/5 race car and is now offering enthusiasts a chance to experience it first hand.

Teaming up with The Possibility Project, Glickenhaus is hosting an auction with some of the best prizes an automotive enthusiast can ask for. Be quick though, bidding closes on March 24th at 8:00 p.m. with all proceeds going to The Possibility Project.

Among the prizes that are being auctioned off, there are a pair of 24 Hours of Nürburgring experiences, one of which includes airfare for two, hotel, transport, and VIP all-access passes to the race. The lighter of the two packages and presumably cheaper, includes access to the race and testing sessions along with access to the P4/5C’s private VIP lounge, minus the airfare, hotel, and transportation.

Quite possibly the coolest of all the experiences being auctioned off is a chance to ride in the legendary P4/5C on the open road. As part of the deal you also get a personal tour of Glickenhaus’s collection of rare and antique cars.

The other two prizes are also at the Nürburgring but on VLN Endurance Championship test days with the P4/5C team. Those trips are on March 30-31 and April 27-28 and include two pit-access tickets for both days and VIP lounge access during the race.

Hit the source to start your bidding today, good luck!

[Source: The Possibility Project]

 |  May 12 2011, 5:13 PM

Billionaire and Bruce Wayne archetype James Glickenhaus made headlines years ago with his bespoke Ferrari P4/5. And if gearheads weren’t already clamoring at his door in untamed jealousy, they might now: the Competizione is now race-ready, decked out in carbon fiber and a slew of sponsors.

Glickenhaus made plans for a racing edition back in 2009, starting with some Photoshopped entries. Over the course of the last year and a half it’s gone from a series of renders, to an actual mule, to a car that’s now had one race under its belt. Its next race is in Germany at the 6 Hours of the Nürburgring endurance. Eventually

And is Glickenhaus driving? No, he said back in 2009, “my driving in anger days are behind me.” He’s too busy spending his times as a crimefighting playboy instead.

GALLERY: Ferrari P4/5 Competizione


[Source: Jalopnik]

 |  Mar 29 2011, 3:11 PM

James Glickenhaus took his custom made P4/5 Competizione to the Nurburgring ahead of its first race there at the Nurburgring 24 Hours.

Driver Mika Salo was able to get ample seat time in the hand-built racer, but co-driver Luca Cappellari was limited to a single lap after a red flag came out for unidentified reasons.

Fortunately, there was plenty of video shot during the session, and no less than 4 clips have surfaced online, and we have them all after the jump.

[Source: P4/5 Competizione]

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 |  Jan 06 2011, 8:55 PM

Owning any Ferrari is something special. Owning a rare Ferrari like the Enzo is even more impressive. But a one-off special, built specifically for you, takes it to a level that can’t be measured.

James Glickenhaus should know, since he owns the only Ferrari P4/5 in the world, a car with the underpinnings of the Enzo and a body designed by Pininfarina on his request. The end result is both beautiful and functional.

Thankfully Mr. Glickenhaus did not turn it into a garage queen or a museum piece. He enjoys driving it and shares the videos with the rest of the world. His latest video has him high speed testing at a track in France, followed by a trip to the center of Paris. It is without a doubt one of the most beautiful and best sounding supercars of all time. Watch the video below to see what we mean:

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 |  Oct 27 2010, 8:24 AM


Movie producer turned investor and serious car nut James Glickenhaus has just revealed the final renderings of what his P4/5 Competizione race car will look like. Set to compete at next year’s Nurburgring 24 Hour race, the car is a followup to his Ferrari Enzo-based P4/5 supercar that was designed by Pininfarina.

Based on the Ferrari F430 Scuderia, the car uses the suspension and V8 engine from the Ferrari F430 GT2 ALMS race car, suggesting that while track-capable, this car could potentially be driven on the street afterward.

There’s no word indication what class the car will compete in, but considering what it is, we expect it to challenge some other creative vehicles in an experimental class.

GALLERY: James Glickenhaus Ferrari P4/5 Race Car


[Source: Facebook]

 |  Oct 21 2010, 5:04 PM

James Glickenhaus’ bespoke race car, the P 4/5 Competizione, has competitive ambitions, and the team has announced a driver lineup of veteran wheelmen, some with a more extensive Ferrari background than others.

The fearsome foursome includes Mika Salo, Nicola Larini, Fabrizio Giovanardi and Luca Caparelli. Between the four of them, there is significant sports car experience, including victories at LeMans, the 24 Hours of Spa and an overall DTM championship. Salo famously filled in for Michael Schumacher in 1999 after the Ferrari ace broke his leg.

The P 4/5 will be built on a Ferrari 430 Scuderia platform, rather than an Enzo chassis, and Glickenhaus apparently has plans to drive it on the street.

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 |  Aug 17 2010, 7:37 AM

When Bugatti unveiled the new Veyron Super Sport by announcing it had reclaimed the record as the world’s fastest production vehicle, the former record holder, Shelby Supercars (SSC), welcomed the challenge. Announcing that it would seek to top that record, SSC has also announced it will debut a new car (or at lest a new design) in order to do so.

SSC has now released the first teaser image of the upcoming successor to the Ultimate Aero, designed by none other than Jason Castriota who is known for having penned the famous Pininfarina P4/5 for James Glickenhaus.

Accompanying the photo are the words “The next generation is coming soon…” and, “Because life begins at 250.”

Set to debut in September, we expect the record setting attempt won’t be for quite a while after that, but we’ll be sure to keep on top of this story to see how long the Veyron Super Sport’s record stays intact.

[Source: ShelbySupercars]

 |  Nov 23 2009, 12:45 PM


We recently reported that his uber-richness, James Glickenhaus, had confirmed that he and several partners were going to build P4/5 Competizione race car to enter in endurance racing events.

The P4/5 name comes from the P4/5 vehicle that was custom built for Glickenhaus by Ferrari design house Pininfarina, based on an Enzo and inspired by the Ferrari P 3/4 race car.

Initially it was reported that this race car would be built on a Ferrari 612 chassis and then the obvious connection was made with an Enzo underpinning the race car. Glickenhaus has, however, confirmed that the race car will be based Ferrari chassis, but use a V8 – leading us to speculate that a 458 Italia would be a nice place to start.

The plan is to enter the car at the Nürburging 24 hour race next year, in a class that allows one-off vehicles. This would not be a homolgated race car, however, and wouldn’t be able to run in other series, whether FIA GT3 or the American Le Mans Series.

[Source: FerrariChat via Autoblog]

Breaking: Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Confirmed

Billionaire James Glickenhaus says coachbuilt Enzo race car project is a go

 |  Nov 19 2009, 12:16 PM


James Glickenhaus, the man behind the coachbuilt Pininfarina Ferrari P4/5, has confirmed that he will build a race version of the car to compete in endurance racing.

The P4/5, which debuted at the 2006 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, is a one-off rebodied Ferrari Enzo, built by the Pininfarina design house to look like the famous 1967 Ferrari P4 race car. It is reported to have cost Glickenhaus $4 million.

The P4/5 Competizione would be a race-ready sibling to that car and will likely cost even more.

Several months back when Glickenhaus first proposed the idea he admitted it was a long shot, saying that, “There are a LOT of stars that would have to align for this to happen but it’s not impossible.”

Glickenhaus recently posted on FerrariChat under his screen name of Napoli that, “Things are starting to come together. It will take time but there is excitement and real interest. Thanks to my Partners in this adventure! This will be some trip and it has begun. P 4/5 took on a life of her own. May P 4/5 Competizione follow her example.”

It is expected that the Pininfarina Ferrari P4/5 would be entered at an upcoming Nürburgring 24 hour race.

GALLERY: Ferrari P4/5 Competizione


[Source: FerrariChat]

 |  Sep 29 2009, 10:41 AM


James Glickenhaus, the man behind the coachbuilt Pininfarina Ferrari P4/5, has commented that he is looking into building a race version of the car to compete in endurance racing.

The P4/5, which debuted at the 2006 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, is a one-off rebodied Ferrari Enzo, built by the Pininfarina design house to look like the famous 1967 Ferrari P4 race car. It is reported to have cost Glickenhaus $4 million.

Now it appears as though Glickenhaus is planning a sibling for his custom creation. Posting under the the screen name Napoli on FerrariChat, the prolific poster writes “There may be an act 2 here. I am seriously investigating a proposal to make P4/5 Competizione and enter her in a major 24 hour race. There are a LOT of stars that would have to align for this to happen but it’s not impossible…”

If the project does go ahead, the Nürburgring 24 hour race is the most likely venue at which the car would race.

GALLERY: Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Renderings


[Source: FerrariChat]